A few of the most common comments that should be filed under the 'Keep That To Yourself' column. -By Leah Bonnema (Stand Up Comic)
In general I believe people mean well. And I should be so lucky that anyone was interested in talking to me at all or listening to my stand up. BUT... I get the idea that people don't realize comedy is also a job. And that that job entails putting very personal things out into the world. AND that people have spent years working on a single joke. AND also that coming up to someone and saying something mean isn't funny. The below lists of comedy-don't does not include heckling, that is a whole entire list until itself.
For the past couple of weeks (errr, months) I've had a lot of trouble motivating, coming up with new ideas, finishing projects, doing taxes taxes taxes and anything that involves changing out of sweatpants. This just happens to coincide with the amount of time we've had cable. Related?
By Leah Bonnema (Stand Up Comic)
January through March are never easy months, at least for me. They are the hibernation months, full of hangnails, comfort food and pajama bottoms. You go in ready to make changes and excited for the future on New Year's Eve and you emerge too big to fit into your summer clothes on an oddly hot day in April. Yesterday I contemplated a Kickstarter for lipo.
Give Me Brown Eyes & An Anger Management Problem & I'm In!
Below is a list of six of my top movie baddies NOT my all time top six because I reserve the right to have rotating favorites. Also, I'm not including superhero movie villains because that should be a group unto itself. AND I'm not listing iconic roles such as Darth Vader because that's a different category as well as those characters exist outside and beyond the actor's who brought them to life.
The Pill Scene. Complete Psycho. Absolute Wonderful.
Once a quarter(ish) I like to update you amazing Crazytowners about what's new in Bonnemaville (ugh, I can't believe I just wrote that)... -By Leah Bonnema (Stand Up Comic)
First and foremost, I'd like to say thank you all so very much for support, reposts and responses. I appreciate your tweets, coming to shows and compliments (who me like compliments, noooooo). It has been a very exciting couple of months. Here are a few highlights from the Bonnema comedy burner (ugh, I can't believe I just said that)...
I am co-hosting a new show at The Creek and The Cave with comedian Tim Warner called Modern Day Philosophers. Our debut show will be Thursday April 4th at 8pm (and every first Thursday of the month after that). Come out! It's sure to be a fanfuckingtastic time!
That's my record collection in the background...
I'm very excited to be one of the featured talking heads on VH1s 100 Sexiest Artists (you can catch me in Ep 1, 2, 4 & 5) that just came out this month. 100 Child Stars came out in December and we had flying hotdogs as the background = fun!
The weenies make my hair look red
I had a great time acting in "The Cat Adoption" if you have a moment to check it out on Funny or Dieand give us a thumbs up that would be beyond lovely. I very much enjoyed being perky.
Working out regularly is more a battle of the mind than a battle of the body. The longer you wait the harder it is to convince yourself to just put on your gym clothes and get out the door on the daily. Here is a little snippet of the thoughts running through my mind as I started back at hot yoga class. By Leah Bonnema
You're here... The hard part is over. You got here. You did it. You are back in business. You'll start feeling better immediately. Tomorrow will be so much easier. Good for you...
The people at the front desk are not looking at you weird. You don't have to make up a story about why you haven't been here... That's lying and bad karma, no one is thinking about you; they have their own things going on. Just tell them you were locked in a basement.
Well I made it right so I could actually leave now. Baby steps, tomorrow I'll stay for the class. I mean I do other kinds of working out right? I've gone swimming. I go for an hour walk at least three times a week. Sometimes I even use the stairmaster. Are you really saying this?! Are you even buying your own bullshit? A walk?! Come on. Just go to the room. Get in the hotbox kid.
When things get busy (thankfully) I make lists to keep me sane(ish). Here are some feel goods, to shake up the regular 'ole to-do list. -By Leah Bonnema (Stand Up Comic)
A Few Fun Foods:
Chips and any kind of dip. My favorites are salsa, queso and guacamole. Hummus, of course is a stand alone dip. Artichoke or an onion, very nice as well.
Tom Yum Soup, it even sounds fun, and is always is a good move if you feel like you might get sick.
Cadbury Creme Eggs. 'Tis the season, my teeth are already hurting.
Plain Greek Yogurt and then throw in some fruit. Preferably blueberries, they are my favorite color and are great antioxidants. But I'm sure raspberries or a little peach, maybe a strawberry or two, are fanfuckintastic.
Picking out a Valentine's Day card can be aggravating. There are a lot of 'You are the other half of my soul' bullshit sayings out there that make romance so unrealistic. And worse, they miss out on all the really great things about love because they're too focused on glass slippers and red roses. So here are a few ideas for Valentine's Day cards that may (or may not) be a little more relatable... -By Leah Bonnema (Stand Up Comic)
Watching Rocky movie marathons with you at 3am is sheer perfection.
You make me not hate some of the things I used to hate.
I didn't realize that I could find lint in a bellybutton so adorable, I almost want to knit a sweater. Almost.
I appreciate you letting me be me; specifically thank you for not judging when I lay on the floor while sobbing watching The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers every six months because Daylight Savings Time makes me remember that we are all dying.